Mixtape Mondays | About a girl

Monday, November 28, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

I don't think I've had a playlist in the making for any longer than this one. It was on the verge of entering its 12th month, so I thought I might as well celebrate PMM 1 year anniversary by finally putting it together. Yay!

It is an incredibly personal playlist. Before you ask, yes, it started with a couple of songs which seemed at the time like an introduction to a future biography, but as time went by, it watered down slightly. Some favourites are surely Oasis' She's Electric, Ash's Girl From Mars, Arctic Monkeys' She's Thunderstorms, James' She's a Star and from the same title film, God Help The Girl.

Olly Alexander (from Years & Years), Emily Browning and Hannah Murray in God Help the Girl, directed by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch

I could possibly go on and on forever about these songs, lyrics and what they mean to me, but I don't intend to bore anyone to death, so I'd rather you listen to it and make your own mind. But before I leave you, I thought it wouldn't do any harm to indulge myself a little (if there is a post when I can do it, it surely is on the blog's anniversary, right?) and share some of my favourite bits from these witty, sometimes cheeky and fun lyrics. Have a great week folks and happy listening!

Mixtape Mondays | About a girl

"I love my room,
I'm getting used to sleeping
Some nights I really like
To lie awake"
God Help The Girl 

"All I need's a soul to squeeze Eloise, 
Not a worrisome and weary 
way of weakening the knees"
Please Eloise

"She came and substituted
The peace and quiet
For acrobatic blood
Flow concertina cheating heart beat, rapid fire"
She's Thunderstorms

She's been in disguise forever
She's tried to disguise her stellar views
Much brighter than all this static
Now she's coming through
She's a Star

So now you pour your heart out
You're telling me you're far out
You're all about to lie down for your cause
She Moves In Her Own Way

And so if you're crazy, I don't care you amaze me
But you're a stupid girl, oh me, oh my, you talk
I die, you smile, you laugh, I cry
Whistle For The Choir

Going through the motions of
Strange ways here we come and teenage love
Can see there's something inside
Her voice is telling her to stay behind
She Said

Mixtape Mondays | Randoms vol.2

Monday, November 07, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

I will keep this short and sweet. As with Randoms vol.1 published back in February, this is a mixtape that is held together simply by the fact these are artists I didn't know much about, but came across either via Discover Weekly, Sofar Sounds, supporting gigs or friends suggestions. Since then, I decided to "save them" so I could listen to more songs later on... And here we are, eight months later.

As with Seafret, Haunt The Woods is a name which really encapsulate the sounds of these guys 

I had the pleasure to see the first three artists in this playlist live and I was mesmerised by their music. After Sofar Sounds London with Cornwall lads from Haunt The Woods a few weeks ago, I could not stop singing to the lyrics of Beautiful Catastrophe. Do keep an eye out for future London gigs. Same can be said of Irish singer-songwriter Eve Belle, who supported Dan Owen back in September at St. Pancras Old Church. She's got some beautifully sad songs, but I won't forget her version of Dire Straits' Romeo and Juliet, she's made it her own and it was breathtaking.

Mixtape Mondays | Randoms vol.2

Last week I was surprised to know Matt Maltese was supporting Tom Chaplin at the Islington Assembly Hall gig of The Wave tour. I only then remembered I had come across Even If It's a Lie before. And if I liked the song listening to it on Spotify, I absolutely fell in love with it after hearing Matt's vocals and piano live. If you're free on the coming 14th you should check him out at the Servant Jazz Quarters (one of our favourite little London venues!).

That's it folks, have a lovely weekend and I will see you next Monday with another mixtape!